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Action Officer, Arlington,Virginia, USA

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Job Description

Location: Arlington, Virginia, USA

Remote Work: No

Job Number: R0169403

Action Officer

The Challenge:

To perform effectively to achieve their mission, organizations need help coordinating processes, communicating requirements, and developing innovative solutions. Whether fulfilling an immediate task, recognizing a mission gap and recommending a solution, or flexing to support an immerging requirement, our clients need a consultant who will take the time to learn the complexities of their mission and become a strong member of the team. That is why we need you, an experienced Action Officer who can analyze every aspect of your customer’s operations and provide high-quality mission support.

As part of our team, you’ll serve as a strategic Action Officer to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), helping oversee the creation and execution of advanced government-funded research and development programs in microelectronics.

As an Action Officer, you will be responsible for managing incoming requirements, ensuring that the task guidance is clear, communicating to the team responsible for completing the task, and tracking metrics. You will also be readily available to shift your focus to fulfill emerging client requests. Your attention to detail, flexibility, communication skills, understanding of the client mission, and problem solving will enable the mission’s success.

You’ll work closely with a high-performing, fast-paced team to support government Program Manager clients. You will lead tasks in a variety of areas, including tracking important milestones or actions, prioritizing work by considering its risk, importance, urgency, and potential business, organizational, and client implications, interacting with clients, government officials, and other executives in various sectors, drafting, writing, and editing reports, briefs, correspondence, and other documents, and liaising and coordinating meetings with key internal and external stakeholders.This is a chance to broaden your experience in R&D while making an impact with your consulting expertise.

Work with us as we help technology for the warfighter evolve.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

Experience in interacting and communicating with senior level executives, including SES or GS-15
Experience with using Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Experience in working with technical staff or engineers
Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
Ability to manage a team and delegate tasks appropriately
Ability to manage multiple short and long-term projects effectively
Ability to identify and manage client expectations, develop clear objectives and deadlines, and communicate taskers on behalf of agency leadership
Ability to pay strict attention to detail and be diligent with deadlines and deliverables
Top Secret clearance
Bachelor’s degree

Nice If You Have:

Experience with working in the front office in a government R&D environment
Experience with the military or DoD
Experience with supporting a DoD front office
Experience with project management
Possession of excellent spelling, grammar, and organizational skills
Possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills
TS/SCI clearance
Master’s degree in an engineering or scientific field


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required.

Build Your Career:

Consulting at Booz Allen means empowering you to provide your customers with the best support. With a consulting career at Booz Allen, you’ll have access to:

a large business consulting community
experts in virtually every field
a culture that focuses on supporting our employees

We have opportunities that provide stability while offering variety, so you can find the right fit for your career — and your life. You’ll also have access to a wealth of training resources through our Consulting University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 functional and technical, certifications, and books. Build your skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of professionals who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success. With contracts across the globe in multiple industries, no matter where you want to go with your consulting career, we have the path the takes you there.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $52,100.00 to $119,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

Booz Allen / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBBAH-R0169403  2023.05.23

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